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MXTD140 Issue 4

Melinex 329



Melinex 329 is an exceptionally white, opaque film. It is used as a base for pressure sensitve labels, in security and access cards, in multiple use tickets, as a base film in drawing office applications and as printing medium. It is available in a thickness range of 50, 75, 100, 125, 175, and 330 microns.


Property General Area Yield Thermal Upper melt temperature Shrinkage

(after 5 minutes at 190ºC)

Test Method

Value µm 50 75 100 125 175 250 330 m2 /kg 14.08 9.39 7.14 5.71 4.08 2.82 2.08 Unit ºC % MD TD kgf/mm² kgf/mm² -50 17 75 13 50 2 1 75 3 1 100 3 1 MD* 14 8 0.4 100 8 125 6 45 175 4 255-260 125 175 3 2.8 1 1 TD** 17 8

ASTM E794-85 --

330 2.8 1

Mechanical Tensile strength at break Stress at 5% strain (F5) Slip (static coefficient of friction) Optical

Total Luminous Transmission


ASTM D 882-83

(23ºC at 50% rh, Strain rate 50%) 50µm film

As above ASTM D 1894-78 (modified to Melinex test

method) 50µmfilm

ASTM D1003-77

(Gardner Hazemeter)

% %

Gloss 60º Colour L* a* b* Electrical Surface resistivity Permitivity (Dielectric Constant) 23 C, 100 Hz 23 C, 1KHz 23 C, 1MHz

ASTM D2457-90

(Gardner Hazemeter)

ASTM E 313-79 (D65 - 10°)

97.8 0.1 -3.2 ohm/ >10 14 All thicknesses 2.6 2.6 2.4

ASTM D 257-83

(500V dc at 20ºC and 95% rh) 50µm film

ASTM D-150-81

Chemical resistance Dilute acids and alkalis Concentrated Alkalis Concentrated hydrochloric acid Concentrated sulphuric acid Greases, oils and fats Organic solvents, alcohols and hydrocarbons Ketones, esters and chlorinated compounds Phenols, cresols and chlorinated phenols 1µm = 1micron = 0.001mm approx. 4 gauge *MD = Machine Direction **TD = Transverse Direction

Good Poor Fair Poor Good Good Fairly Good Poor

Enquiries should be addressed to: DuPont Teijin Films (Luxembourg) SA BP 1681 L-1016 Luxembourg Telephone: +352 2616 4004 Fax No: +352 2616 5000

This information corresponds to our current knowledge on the subject. It is offered solely to provide possible suggestions for your own experimentations. It is not intended, however, to substitute for any testing you may need to conduct to determine for yourself the suitability of our products for your particular purposes. This information may be subject to revision as new knowledge and experience becomes available. Since we cannot anticipate all variations in actual end-use conditions, DuPont Teijin Films makes no warranties and assumes no liability in connection with any use of this information. Nothing in this publication is to be considered as a license to operate under or a recommendation to infringe any patent right. Caution: Do not use in medical applications involving permanent implantation in the human body. For other medical applications, see "DuPont Teijin Films Medical Caution Statement", H-50102-DTF .

Melinex®, Kaladex®, Mylar®, Cronar® and Teonex® are registered trademarks of DuPont Teijin Films. Only DuPont Teijin Films makes Melinex® brand, Kaladex® brand, Mylar® brand, Cronar® brand and Teonex® brand films.


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